The return of the shadow : the history of The lord of the rings, part one
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1988.
Status
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction has 2
823.912 T6499hz v.6
Description
Loading Description...
Also in this Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
823.912 T6499hz v.6
On Shelf
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
823.912 T6499hz v.6
On Shelf
More Like This
More Details
Format
Book
Physical Desc
x, 497 pages, [1] pages of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0395498635, 061808357X

Notes

General Note
Includes index.
Description
In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the conceptions that transformed what J.R.R. Tolkien for long believed would be a far shorter book, 'a sequel to The Hobbit'. The enlargement of Bilbo's 'magic ring' into the supremely potent and dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord is traced and the precise moment is seen when, in an astonishing and unforeseen leap in the earliest narrative, a Black Rider first rode into the Shire, his significance still unknown. The character of the hobbit called Trotter (afterwards Strider or Aragorn) is developed while his indentity remains an absolute puzzle, and the suspicion only very slowly becomes certainty that he must after all be a Man. The hobbits, Frodo's companions, undergo intricate permutations of name and personality, and other major figures appear in strange modes: a sinister Treebeard, in league with the Enemy, a ferocious and malevolent Farmer Maggot. The story in this book ends at the point where J.R.R. Tolkien halted in the story for a long time, as the Company of the Ring, still lacking Legolas and Gimli, stood before the tomb of Balin in the Mines of Moria. The Return of the Shadow is illustrated with reproductions of the first maps and notable pages from the earliest manuscripts.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, C., & Tolkien, J. R. R. 1. (1988). The return of the shadow: the history of The lord of the rings, part one. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, Christopher and J. R. R. 1892-1973. Tolkien. 1988. The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, Christopher and J. R. R. 1892-1973. Tolkien, The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tolkien, Christopher., and J. R. R. 1892-1973 Tolkien. The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.